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Poster: utopian Date: Feb 7, 2012 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Preferential Shakedowns

i just listened to almost every suggestion. The 26 hour shakedown marathon. I found my personal favorites in
1-10-79 serious low down funky, an early version with keith in the lineup, excellent work by the drummers laying a very hypnotic beat. the darkstar is nicely developed ad well.
12-31-84 bright-fast Jerry leads, never remembered that version but wow

Other very honorable mentions
5-8-81 bluesy
8-28-81 damn good

Other notes
4-6-82 has the longest exchange between Jerry and Brent who 'follows' the guitar licks for several minutes, back and forth
6-30-85 matrix has the deepest phil

Not on the list but very nice
10-30-80 youtube video
7-5-81 an utterly unique take on the song as the band is playing a different melody than the usually theme, very very bluesy guitar lead


Any 87-91 reccomendations ?

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 19, 2012 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Preferential Shakedowns

I 2nd the 7/5/81 recommendation. It's not the "best ever", but it is in the realm of "most interesting" versions.


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Poster: listentothiseddie Date: Feb 8, 2012 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Preferential Shakedowns

I happen to like 7-15-88. See if you do too.